Shop staff spot man with drug
A MAN was caught carrying drugs by an eagle-eyed charity shop staff.
David Coxan, 31, was spotted by staff at the Welsh Air Ambulance Shop in Swansea with a bag which looked as if it contained drugs.
Staff then called City Rangers who alerted the police. When Coxan was searched, he was found with cannabis and 75 diazapam tablets.
When he was arrested he told police: "I am trying to get off the blow."
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Swansea magistrates were told Coxan had 20 previous convictions.
Steve Burnell, representing Coxan, said his client had bought the drugs just hours before he was stopped by police.
The drugs were worth around £125, magistrates were told. Magistrates fined Coxan, of Granogwen Road, Mayhill, £75 for possession of cannabis, which he admitted. There was no separate penalty imposed for possession of the diazapam.